Monday, August 6, 2007

Grammar: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them (Part 16: Pronoun Agreement Error)

Pronouns should also agree. When they don't, it’s not as ugly as subjects and verbs, but it really doesn’t look good and can be confusing. Many people have problems with pronoun agreement. They will write a sentence like "Everyone is entitled to their opinion." The problem is, "everyone" is a singular pronoun. Instead, "his" or "her" should be used.

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